No better way to sign off for the summer blog hiatus than with a little celebration. I am thrilled to join my 400+ 12x12ers in feting the half way mark in Julie Hedlund’s challenge – 12 manuscripts in 12 months in 2012. Do click on the sidebar badge for more information, and if you are a picture book writer, it isn’t too late to join us! While I don’t like working to deadlines, I have had a turbulent and busy six months and without this challenge I so know I would have written less! But above all I raise my glass to my fellow writers/illustrators, who make the journey so much more fun and rewarding, not to mention all that I am learning from you. My glass is, of course, full of Bubbly, living in the land of Champagne, so, cheers!
I thought I would celebrate by giving just some hints about my six manuscripts (January to June, not including the extra 5 for PiBoIdWe in May). I know you can’t copyright ideas, so I have intentionally left it pretty vague! Two are in rhyme, and I am seeing an anthropomorphic tendency here! Maybe it is time to have some kids in my stories again?!
NB – 7/4/2012 on writing colleagues’ advice, I have decided to remove my 6 ideas to protect them from being borrowed!
To my lovely blog readers – I shall be taking a blog hiatus through July and August due to a period of interesting transition, and shall be back early September to continue my A-Z Haikus of endangered species, my illustrator interviews and Perfect Picture Book Fridays.